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Mother’s Milk (from the series Read CAREfully)
Is documentation film of a performance and participation around a Public art installation by pratik sagar.
- It addresses ‘guilt conscious & requesting to observe things around, more responsibly and with care for "self and others")
This work was done @ a local park of Bajwa in baroda district of Gujarat (India) on one Sunday afternoon in Jan’09
Puppies were offered milk in bowls arranged in such a way to form the word ‘‘Mother’s Milk’’ which symbolizes purity, hygiene, maternity and unconditional love. But the corruption in using this word is done by filling up the bowls with ‘packet’ milk available in the market. Puppies had their stomach filled till the time there mother appeared in scene but no matter what they ignored they struggled to have few sips of their mother’s milk (authentic). I chose 2 different families of puppies, making 4 pups in each group. One family had lost their mother. It was evident that how it affects your life not having a mother/caretaker/love. And the puppies did not follow the ‘other’ mother as they might were afraid of refusal and beating.
This work not only comments about impurity implanted on most beautiful things given by nature but also through these innocent, illiterate and ignorant for struggle of survival, struggles to survive. But survival is for the Fittest. However, they still understood what was perfect for them but were bound to manage and adjust for their respective reasons, with things provided or situation implanted on them. As they don’t have either an urge, need or power to rebel.